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Back To School: Naperville Students Allegedly Show Up Drunk

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Many students at Naperville North High School have been suspended after they appeared to be intoxicated during the first day of school Wednesday. Offi...

Evanston Woman Bakes Her Way Through Unemployment

Evanston, IL Patch | Kimberly Elsham Email the Author | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

A brunette woman in a light yellow t-shirt sits on a folding chair under a Katz Cookies sign at an Evanston farmers market. She's smiling as visitors ...

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Chicago, More Mexicans Than Veracruz

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

CHICAGO -- The City of Chicago has more Mexicans than Veracruz and more Puerto Ricans than Arecibo. But despite these huge urban numbers, Latinos in t...

Suburban Mother Accused Of Hosting Underage Kegger

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

A Barrington woman is due in court later this month after being accused of hosting a large underage drinking party for her 18-year-old daughter and a ...

Woman Gets Hefty Fine, Tow For Loud Music In North Chicago

Lake County News Sun | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

NORTH CHICAGO -- A driver said she was blindsided by a city ordinance against loud music that calls for not only a hefty fine, but the seizure and imp...

Crews Blame 'Extreme Hoarding' For Berwyn House Fire

Posted 10.02.2011 | Chicago

Fire crews in suburban Berwyn blamed "extreme hoarding" for a blaze that destroyed an abandoned residence early Monday. The fire department respon...

Poor Families In Affluent Suburbs Face Unique Challenges

Glenview, IL Patch | Carrie Miller Email the Author | Posted 09.17.2011 | Chicago

Nancy Bloom believes Glenview's upper crust zip code makes it harder than it should be to get grants that would help poor local families. More than...

Elderly Man Charged With Attempting To Kill Wife, Shooting Stepdaughter

Plainfield, IL Patch | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

A 75-year-old Plainfield man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with a gun attack on his wife ...

Storm Causes Tents To Collapse At Suburban Festival, Workers Injured

Palos, IL Patch | Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

In an instant the sky grew dark, the rain began and the wind picked up. About 15 to 20 workers were taking down tents Monday morning after this wee...

Black Chicagoans Fuel Growth Of South Suburbs

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

One path that so many black middle-class home buyers have followed from Chicago's South Side in recent years ends just off Lincoln Highway, past the e...

Teen Basketball Star Killed When Shots Erupt Outside Birthday Party

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.05.2011 | Chicago

The worn basketball hoop at the end of the driveway said it all. Ryan Royall lived and breathed basketball. As a standout player at Hillcrest High Sch...

Unemployment Is Lower In North Chicago Suburbs

Morton Grove, IL Patch | Carrie Miller | Email the Author | June 1, 2011 | Posted 08.03.2011 | Chicago

While unemployment gradually inches downward in Illinois, jobless rates are lower in Chicago's northern suburbs. Niles' unemployment rate is 6.7 pe...

Wearing Nun Masks, Armed Robbers Hold Up Palos Heights Bank

Palos, IL Patch | Dan Lambert | Email the Author | May 30, 2011 | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

Wearing nun masks and habits, armed bank robbers staged a brazen Sunday afternoon bank robbery in Palos Heights in a scene reminiscent of a recent Hol...

School District Won't Let Homeschoolers Join Extracurriculars

Mokena, IL Patch | Michael Sewall | Email the Author | 5:55am | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

When Lincoln-Way North put on a performance of The Sound of Music this spring, freshman David Woods really would have liked to be in it. Heck, he'd ha...

Phony Doctor Busted After Performing Toothpick 'Acupuncture'

Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

A 61-year-old man faces jail time and a $25,000 fine after allegedly posing as a doctor and giving a man expired pills and "acupuncture" with toothpic...

Teachers Raise Money To Fight Facebook In Court

Northbrook, IL Patch | Jennifer Fisher | Email the Author | May 23, 2011 | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

If you're going to fight Facebook in court, you'll need some cash. Facing a federal lawsuit for trademark infringement from the social media giant,...

Wheelchair That Family Struggled To Pay For Stolen From Disabled Teen

Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

A 16-year-old boy with cerebral palsy is struggling to get around--and study for his finals--after the custom wheelchair he uses was stolen from his f...

Cook County Sheriff Ramps Up Fight Against Suburban Gangs

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.18.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff's gang investigators couldn't believe their eyes. The Bloods -- a California gang portrayed in movies like "Colors" -- have nev...

PHOTOS: Inside the Iconic 'Home Alone' Home

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

The North Shore home made famous in 1990's holiday blockbuster "Home Alone" hit the market this week for $2.4 million. The 4,250 square foot, three...

Shoplifting Field Trip Led By Parent: Police

NBC Chicago | Posted 06.30.2011 | Chicago

A shoplifting spree that targeted retailers like Burlington Coat Factory, Target and Walmart has been characterized by police as a shoplifting field t...

Hitler's Birthday Party Interrupted By Smoke Bomb In Chicago Suburb

Posted 06.19.2011 | Chicago

A birthday party for Adolf Hitler was interrupted Saturday when a smoke bomb went off in a southwest suburban banquet hall. The Chicago Tribune re...

Volunteers Come Together, Provide Free Prom Dresses In South Suburbs

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Nicolette Chambers | Email the Author | April 14, 2011 | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

Beams of light filled the Fogelson Theater Lobby at Moraine Valley Community College on April 2, as girls hurriedly moved up and down the rows scourin...

Highland Park Native's HBO Series Premieres Sunday

Highland Park, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.15.2011 | Chicago

Dan Weiss has been an avid fantasy fan since he was a kid growing up in Highland Park. Now he's sharing his passion for fantasy with people across the...

Suburban Administrators Cash In As Districts Struggle

Skokie, IL Patch | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

A Patch investigation has revealed that retired administrators have been landing lucrative contracts as consultants at the same time teachers are figh...

Oak Lawn Loses Out On Google

Oak Lawn, IL Patch | Lorraine Swanson | Email the Author | March 31, 2011 | Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

Instead of "Google Oak Lawn" it will be "Google Kansas City." The search engine giant announced the winner of its high-speed, fiber network sweepstake...